Belgium / Holland / Holland

Cycling from Bruges to Amsterdam

Trip code: C07BA

Self-guided cycling

7 nights,
hotel-to-hotel

Level: 2
Moderate

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SUMMARY

  • Visit the iconic cities of Bruges, Gouda & Amsterdam
  • Follow the enchanting coastline of West Flanders, relaxing on the beaches of Zeeland
  • Prepare your tastebuds for world-famous Belgian waffles (gaufres), mussels (moules), triple-fried frites, chocolates and a huge array of beers

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Bike fitting and briefing at the start of your holiday
  • Navigation app
  • Bike hire included
  • Luggage transfers between hotels

TRIP DESCRIPTION

Starting in the historic centre of Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000 with a plethora of landmarks, museums and historical sights, the city has a fairytale atmosphere with its cobbled streets and squares, canals on which you can take boat trips past the traditional houses as well as its medieval architecture. Bruges is also world-famous for its lace production.

In the province of Zeeland, the beautiful sandy beaches invite you to sunbathe. In Holland, historic fortified towns provide an incomparable atmosphere and the windmills of the Kinderdijk are a must-see when visiting the region. Your week ends in Amsterdam, the famous metropolis with its canals, museums and many boutiques for shopping fans.

In between, lush green landscapes with grazing cows, extensive forests and lots of water await you. You will also see national parks and picturesque villages as well as impressive buildings and monuments, many of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The tour from Bruges to Amsterdam is also a culinary journey, with Flemish delicacies, Belgian beer, cheese and syrupy waffles from Gouda as well as plenty of fresh seafood. Everything your heart desires!

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DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

 

Day 1: Arrive in Bruges

Arrive early and head for the enchanting cobbled streets and squares, canals, medieval-looking buildings and its charming ambiance.

You stay at NH Hotel Bruges.

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NH Hotel Bruges, Bruges

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Set within a former monastery just across from the Concert Hall, this hotel offers elegant accommodation with a warm country decor. Guests can enjoy the garden space and outdoor terrace before having a traditional Belgan beer at the hotel bar.

Should this accommodation not be available, an alternative of the same standard will be used.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Day 2: Bruges to Vlissingen (65KM)

From Bruges, you will start cycling through the beautiful landscape of West Flanders. At Knokke-Heist you will reach the coast and follow it for a while. Again and again, vast sandy beaches will tempt you to take a dip in the cool water. At the end of the day, a ferry will take you to Zeeland. The maritime town of Vlissingen is your overnight stop. Here, you can watch the sun set during an evening stroll along the sea promenade.

You stay at Hotel de Timmerfabriek 4*.

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Hotel de Timmerfabriek , Vlissingen

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A listed building from 1914, this charming building has transformed into a luxury 4* hotel with a restaurant, bar and terrace. From the Timmerfabriek, you can walk to the centre of Vlissingen in just under five minutes; it's also just 2km from the beach.

Should this accommodation not be available, an alternative of the same standard will be used.

Day 3: Vlissingen to Zierikzee (50KM)

You will spend the day in the province of Zeeland, whose rich nature and long history will amaze you. Beautiful beaches with crystal clear water often accompany you along the route. Culinary delights include fresh mussels and crabs from the sea, and those interested in art and culture will find numerous museums. In Zierikzee, there are over 500 monuments to marvel at and shopping fans will find numerous small boutiques.

You stay at Boutique Hotel Zeeuws-Meisje 3*.

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Boutique Hotel Zeeuws-Meisje , Zierikzee

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Located on the edge of the harbour, this lovely hotel offers 12 comfortable rooms with classic decor. Guests can enjoy the onsite Tafelen bij Zeeuws-Meisje Restaurant.

Should this accommodation not be available, an alternative of the same standard will be used.

Day 4: Zierikzee to Willemstad (55KM)

The first stretch of today's tour takes you through Zeeland again before you cross over to the province of North Brabant. There will be no shortage of opportunities for swimming stops today, and you will find beaches, sun and delicious food around every corner. Willemstad is your next overnight stop. The historic fortress town has hardly changed since 1585.

You stay at Hotel Mauritz 3*.

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Hotel Mauritz , Willemstad

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Located in the historic centre of Willemstad, the hotel has 15 luxury double rooms spread over 2 locations. Guests can enjoy the Grand Cafe & Restaurant, a wonderful setting to enjoy breakfast and dinner.

Should this accommodation not be available, an alternative of the same standard will be used.

Day 5: Willemstad to Dordrecht (60KM)

Today's stage takes you to De Biesbosch National Park; a unique labyrinth of small rivers and streams stretching over 8,000 hectares. In this water kingdom, you can observe numerous bird species as well as beavers. The tranquillity of the untouched nature guarantees deceleration. Contrast this with the hustle and bustle of Dordrecht: In Holland's oldest city, there are over 1,000 monuments to marvel at, and there is always something going on in the picturesque alleys of the city centre.

You stay at Stadshotel Steegoversloot 3*.

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Stadshotel Steegoversloot , Dordrecht

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This charming hotel offers 12 rooms in the heart of historic Dordrecht. The nearby 'Christa's' bakery provides freshly baked good each day.

Should this accommodation not be available, an alternative of the same standard will be used.

Day 6: Dordrecht to Gouda (45KM)

Today you will discover the impressive windmills of Kinderdijk. These 19 buildings are among the most photographed motifs in Holland. In the three museum windmills, you can learn all kinds of interesting facts about their origins. Situated between historic drawbridges and picturesque streams, you will also be impressed by the water-rich nature. The stage destination Gouda is not only known for its delicious cheese - you should also try the syrup waffles here. There are many historic buildings to visit in the city centre.

You stay at Best Western City Plus 4*.

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Best Western City Plus 4*, Gouda

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Located just 600m from the Markt, and next to the Gouwe River, this modern hotel offers 101 sound-proofed rooms all decorated with a warm, stylish colour palate. Each floor has its own colour - red for the City Arms and the flag of Gouda; yellow for the colour of the famous Gouda cheese and blue for the city's waterways, bridges and locks. Each room has its own name and a photograph referring to a special landmark in Gouda. The hotel has a Bistro-Bar where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served.

Should this accommodation not be available, an alternative of the same standard will be used.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Day 7: Gouda to Amsterdam (70KM)

On your last cycling stage, you will roam through the green heart of the Netherlands. In this vast natural area, alternating between towns and picturesque villages, you will find everything that is so typical of Holland: cheese, windmills, grazing cows, historic country estates and quaint farms where old craftsmanship still prevails. The destination of your cycle tour is Amsterdam. It is impossible to fully explore the Dutch metropolis in one evening.

You stay at Westcord Fashion Hotel 4*.

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Westcord Fashion Hotel 4*, Amsterdam

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Less than 5km from the Old Town, this lovely hotel offers trendy and well-appointed rooms. Guests can enjoy the Wellcome Wellness centre which features an indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym. The Grand Cafe serves all-day dining. You can also visit the restaurant Mme Coco for a delicious culinary evening. The chic SKYY Bar offers panoramic city views and serves a range of wines and exotic cocktails, as well as a 5 course dinner at the chef's table.

Should this accommodation not be available, an alternative of the same standard will be used.

Room upgrades and extra nights: Contact us for details.

Day 8: Depart Amsterdam

After breakfast, wave goodbye to Amsterdam.

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These tour only prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from £484.

These flight inclusive prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from £484.

OPTIONAL UPGRADES
  • Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels with British Airways, then onward rail to the region.
  • Other flights, including regional departures
  • Alternative flights, including regional departures
  • Extra legroom seats available
  • Upgrade to e-bike
TRAVEL DETAILS

Our aim is to provide holidays that are unbeatable for choice and flexibility. We've listed our most popular travel options below, however you aren't limited to these - we can tailor-make virtually any holiday to suit.

Air-rail prices include our standard flights, onward rail and station transfers
Out: British Airways London Heathrow to Brussels, then train to Bruges (approx. 1.5hrs).

Return: Taxi to airport (approx. 20mins - paid locally), then British Airways Amsterdam to London Heathrow.

Extra legroom seats are available on request.

Alternative transfers
If you require alternative transfers (because you will be arriving at a different time to our standard flights), then we can usually arrange these for you (there may be an additional charge).

To find out more about the travel options available call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we're open until 10pm today) or email sales@headwater.com

Should you require overnight airport accommodation, airport parking or even a uniformed chauffeur to take your car from your departure terminal and park it for you, we can arrange this for you through Holiday Extras. You can book airport parking, airport hotels and executive lounges through their website or contact us for further details. Early booking is recommended to obtain the best availability and prices.

REVIEWS

I had looked at the holiday online and had many questions. Megan was able to answer these and had been to this particular location previously. She promptly sent details and a quote following our conversation.
As agreed Megan called several days later and was again able to clearly answer my questions.
She was enthusiastic and made the whole experience of discussing a booking very easy.

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21 Feb 2024

We’ve been going on Headwater walking holidays for about 15 years.

The holidays have always been excellent. Their customer service has been even better.

In particular, our last holiday was rearranged five times because of the pandemic. On each occasion, Headwater looked after the change without fuss.

2 Nov 2023

I was pleased that Megan spotted the room I was being allocated was a double not a twin. I appreciated that she looked for the best deal on the flights. She was very friendly and helpful.

29 Sep 2023

Excellent service provided by Andrew and the team as always.

Mark Gladman, 12 Sep 2023


Self-guided cycling

7 nights,
hotel-to-hotel

Level: 2
Moderate

Navigation App

7 nights from £1529

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